Ask Sen. Al Franken: Stop Elizabeth Ellis Forced Electroshock

Info Elizabeth Ellis, 67, a retired Minnesota teacher, has already had 13 involuntary court-ordered electroshocks this winter, including one on an outpatient basis. For saying “no,” she was locked up again. More forced shocks are planned. URGENT ACTION: Call Elizabeth’s elected officials, starting with Sen. Al Franken. Elizabeth K. Ellis, 67, of Moorhead, Minnesota: Forced…

Victory for Elizabeth Ellis: At Home, No Forced Electroshock Over Her Wishes!

Info “Thank you, thank you, MindFreedom!” says Elizabeth Ellis, 67, a retired Minnesota teacher, who won her main goals: She has returned home, free of forced electroshocks. After 13 involuntary court-ordered electroshocks, including one on an outpatient basis, MFI launched a campaign for Elizabeth, and she has won. Elizabeth K. Ellis, 67, of Moorhead, Minnesota:…

Ask Sen. Al Franken: Stop Elizabeth Ellis Forced Electroshock

Info Elizabeth Ellis, 67, a retired Minnesota teacher, has already had 13 involuntary court-ordered electroshocks this winter, including one on an outpatient basis. For saying “no,” she was locked up again. More forced shocks are planned. URGENT ACTION: Call Elizabeth’s elected officials, starting with Sen. Al Franken. Elizabeth K. Ellis, 67, of Moorhead, Minnesota: Forced…

Victory for Elizabeth Ellis: At Home, No Forced Electroshock Over Her Wishes!

Info “Thank you, thank you, MindFreedom!” says Elizabeth Ellis, 67, a retired Minnesota teacher, who won her main goals: She has returned home, free of forced electroshocks. After 13 involuntary court-ordered electroshocks, including one on an outpatient basis, MFI launched a campaign for Elizabeth, and she has won. Elizabeth K. Ellis, 67, of Moorhead, Minnesota:…

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…

Victory: FDA Panel Votes to Require Testing of ECT Device After Survivors Testify at FDA Electroshock Hearing

Info GAITHERSBURG, MD: A panel for the US Food & Drug Administration voted to ask the FDA to require testing of the device used for electroshock. MindFreedom members testified at these public hearings on whether to regulate electroshock device. Loretta Wilson, electroshock survivor from Michigan, plans to testify. 29 January 2011  Victory: Food & Drug…

Media Ignore Key Perspective About Arizona Tragedy

Info Mass media have aired many perspectives about the tragic shooting in Tucson. MindFreedom director David Oaks points out media have largely ignored the voices of groups representing mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors, with very few exceptions. Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords has often expressed concern about mental health issues. Read blog entries by David…

Robert Whitaker on MFI Live Web Free Radio: Why are discussions about psychiatric drug controversies so often silenced?

Info On Saturday, 9 October 2010, MFI held a live, free Internet show with special guest author Robert Whitaker, and you can hear the archive. The US government has funded an annual meeting of mental health consumers and psychiatric survivors for the past 25 years. But when their conference organizers decided to address controversies involving…

Update 5: MindFreedom member Geetha Rathnamala now FREE, forced drugging over.

Inf UPDATE 5: A 31-year-old member of MindFreedom International – Geetha Rathnamala – was being held against her will in a Pittsburgh psychiatric institution, and involuntary psychiatric drugging had begun. Geetha is a registered MindFreedom Shield participant, and an alert was issued. Many members and allies helped expose the abuse going on inside the Western…